Concerts

Tool - US Airways Center - 3/27/14 (VIDEO)

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See also: Tool at US Airways Center in Photos A reunited three-piece version of Failure kicked off the show and played its brand of influential shoegaze/alternative rock with "Let It Drip." The band had very little production during there brief 30-minute set beyond some rope lights on their mic stands and guitar cabinets. Singer Ken Andrew's voice filled the half-full arena at during "Sergeant Politness."

The mellow "Dirty Blue Ballons" sounded as relevant as any indie rock anthem the kids with beards these day love as Greg Edwards guitar lead was gushing with emotion. Throughout there set they had a camera a guy filming the set from the stage which was at times a distraction.

It was also a bit odd that Andrew's was playing bass instead of guitar and the absence of Troy Van Leeuwen was felt onstage. The Tool fans that made it in time to catch Failure's set unfortunately didn't seem to get into the band, and for some reason they didn't include their staple "Stuck on You."

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